Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> nancy, thank you. >>> billionaire investor warren buffett on monday i asked him about the fiscal cliff. here is part of that interview. >> what happens if the fiscal cliff comes and happens? what will it do to our economy? >> i don't think it will do that much. i think people will assume a solution will be found quite promptly. it's a little like the debt ceiling question. people know -- the rest of the world may think we're idiotic at times but don't think we're going to commit suicide. so i think if -- i hope something gets worked out before january 1st. if it goes a little bit beyond that, i don't think -- >> if it's january 10th -- >> if you guaranteed me that the fiscal cliff, we would go past that, i wouldn't sell a share of stock today. >> you have confidence that in the end they will fix it? >> and that this economy works. >> he is confident of a deal huh? >> he really does. he believes there's a possibility -- he thinks it will take some time. first thing he wants to see is a minimum tax, which they can do now in terms of people who make more than a mi
Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
't think you see anyone saying it has to be one plan. warren buffett put one out this week as a way to bring in the revenue. >> a minimum tax on the wealthy. >> right. people are open to different plans. that's the most important thing. you haven't seen people say, it's my way or no other way. that's not what happened. >> it seems the president says you have to get there by rates. >> if you need the significant revenue, i believe you have to do something with rates. let's let everyone put their proposals out. we want to do something significant, not just pretend that people are doing it. >> how much is this posturing -- people who are involved in this seem to say i think we'll get the deal. is that what you think? if so, when? >> oi think first of all the election demanded such a deal. you look at the candidates that lost, we're adhering to rigid ideologies, while the balance of power didn't change in washington, there was a message from the people of this country that they wanted to see a different tone, wanted to see people who were willing to stand next to someone that they didn'